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  1. neo

    Everybody Hurts

    Not long ago, I lost yet another friend. His name was Jacob, and he was a good friend. I have lost many good friends due to suicide in the past few years. Every time one of my fellow combat veterans chooses to end their lives; I begin to think about what I can do to help when I can't tell the signs? What if there are no signs because they wear an invisible mask that shows a happy-go-lucky individual that it's hurting inside? Don't want to talk about it with someone close to you? No problem! Don't let your mask define you! Please reach out to someone! Here are some numbers you could use to talk to someone whenever you need them. 1-800-273-8255 - Suicide Hotline - Online Chat 1-888-663-3239 - Addiction Hotline 1-800-931-2237 - Eating Disorder Hotline 1-800-334-4357 - Self Harm Hotline 1-800-656-4673 - National Assault Hotline 1-800-222-1222 - Poison Control Hotline 1-800-799-7233 - National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-877-565-8860 - Transgender Suicide Hotline Text VETS or CONNECT to 741741. Please share this post and help a person in need!
  2. Hello and welcome to the Awesome Vets team blog where we post the latest news and announcements regarding our website. Please continue reading to learn what we're all about! Our mission and vision are to bring as many U.S. military veterans together and help them (should I say "us"?) together and create a vibrant social community whose sole purpose is to help each other by sharing unclassified military training and equipment knowledge. We will always remain fair and impartial when dealing with our community. Our staff is composed of Veterans from all the U.S. military branches. Do you have any questions? Leave us a comment below!
  3. neo

    Awesome Vets Branding Materials

    Awesome Vets branding images and videos.
  4. Version 1.0.0


    Our logo is paramount. It represents us everywhere, both online and offline, so it is imperative to get things like hex colors and shapes right. Our logo designer created this PDF guide to help us (and you) get the most out of our logos. Visit the support topic if you have any questions regarding this file. Thanks!
  5. Welcome to AV, Sergio! You are the second person to join this community! Why is your call sign "Sly"?
  6. neo

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
  7. The history of the United States Coast Guard goes back to the United States Revenue Cutter Service, which was founded on 4 August 1790 as part of the Department of the Treasury. The Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Life-Saving Service were merged to become the Coast Guard per 14 U.S.C. § 1 which states: "The Coast Guard as established January 28, 1915, shall be a military service and a branch of the armed forces of the United States at all times." In 1939, the United States Lighthouse Service was merged into the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard itself was moved to the Department of Transportation in 1967, and on 25 February 2003 it became part of the Department of Homeland Security. However, under 14 U.S.C. § 3 as amended by section 211 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006, upon the declaration of war and when Congress so directs in the declaration, or when the President directs, the Coast Guard operates as a service in the Department of the Navy.
  8. The United States Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on 10 November with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony. On that day in 1775, the Continental Marines were established.
  9. neo

    U.S. Navy Birthday

    In March 1794 Congress responded by calling for the construction of a half-dozen frigates. And, once again, the United States had a navy. Although the Continental navy was later dismantled, October 13, 1775 remains the U.S. Navy's official birthday.
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    U.S. Army Birthday

    The U.S. Army was founded on 14 June 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. The 14 June date is when Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in The Committee of the Whole.
  11. neo

    Armed Forces Day

    Today is Armed Forces Day honoring all Service members serving in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard. Thank you for your patriotic service in support of our country! On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Happy Armed Forces Day, everyone!
  12. Awesome Vets, AV for short, was started on May 2, 2016 and will be officially launched on July 4, 2017.
  13. Hello, everybody! My name is Nelson Eguizabal, and I am the creator and super administrator of Awesome Vets. I am a Combat Veteran and a former U.S. Army Infantryman. I would like to welcome you to AV personally. I hope you have fun while browsing through the site. What else can I say about myself? Let's see; I joined the Active Duty component in 2008 where I served as a Fire Team Leader in 2nd PLT. B Co. 4-31st IN 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. I originally started out as a reservist in 2006 and decided to switch to Active Duty in late 2007. I re-classed my MOS to 11B because I always wanted to be a Grunt. As a result, I had to go through the Infantry Basic Combat Training and AIT (which I didn't mind, honestly.). Anyway, long story short I ETS in June 2011 as a Sergeant and then I did a few months of National Guard to complete my Individual Ready Reserve term, and now I am completely out of the Army with no strings attached and managing this brand-new online military resource! Do you have any questions for me? Ask away!
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